Coconut Date Balls
Coconut Date Balls are quick and delicious one bite energy blasts that are full of good for you simple ingredients!
Servings: 12 balls
- 1 cup dates about 13 dates, packed
- 1/2 cup cashews unsalted preferred
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes plus more for sprinkling if desired
- 1/4 cup almonds unsalted preferred
- 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds) unsalted preferred
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
If dates are hard, Soak in warm water 10-15 minutes.
Add all ingredients to food processor. Run for two minutes, scraping down sides as needed. If mixture is too dry or seems crumbly, add a tsp of water at a time until it is slightly sticky and can form a ball easily.
Roll approx. 1-1.5 Tbsp of mixture into balls. Makes approximately 12 balls. Roll in excess coconut flakes if desired.
For Best Taste: Refrigerate for 2 hours before eating. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Freeze up to 3 months.
** All nutrition information is an estimate only. The nutrition information will vary depending on ingredients and amounts actually used in preparations. If you are using a wide flake coconut, toss some in the food processor BEFORE making the coconut date balls for finely shredded coconut that can be sprinkled on the date balls at the end. If you are rolling the balls into shredded coconut, do so when they are still warm out of the processor, the coconut flakes will stick best to the warn date balls. If the date balls seem to be dry, even after processing for 2 minutes, add a bit of water to bring it all together (1/2-1 tsp at a time). These energy bites are PERFECT for a quick snack or a sweet after dinner treat!